Archive for February, 2012

LSUA University Gallery to Host Realism Show

Posted February 2012

Realism is defined as a “truthful and objective vision of contemporary life.” The goal of a realist painter is to depict what the eye can see. Not in a photographic sense, but the artist’s realistic take on people and the world. Landscape, of course, takes a place of prominence in such a style. Realist painters […]

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February 2012 Picture Page

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Christus Cabrini Foundation 31st Annual Winter Ball to feature Neal McCoy

Posted February 2012

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Foundation will host its 31st annual Winter Ball on Saturday, February 25th at the Paragon Casino Resort Mari Showroom in Marksville, Louisiana. The event begins at 7:00pm with cocktails and a buffet dinner. Christus Cabrini’s Winter Ball ranks as one of Central Louisiana’s premier black-tie events. What started more than […]

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Grammy Award-Winning Chanticleer In Concert In Alexandria

Posted February 2012

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana presents the renowned twelve member vocal ensemble, Chanticleer, in concert on March 9th at 7:30pm at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Centerin Alexandria.   Named for the Chaucer Canterbury Tales “clear-singing” rooster, Chanticleer has developed a worldwide reputation for its impeccable musicianship, beauty of sound, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance to […]

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Natchitoches Celebrates Mardi Gras

Posted February 2012

Enjoy a day of family-friendly Mardi Gras fun in historic Natchitoches on Saturday, February 18th with lots of great free things to do! On festival day, the streets of Natchitoches will be swarming with purple, green and gold.  The Krewe of Wag-uns Parade, featuring children, pets, Mardi Gras music and costumed interpreters will kick-off activities […]

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Irene Beard, Margaret Myers & Gayla Butler

Posted February 2012

It was an emotional reunion this week as the three “Good Samaritan” Procter & Gamble employees tearfully hugged the young man they had helped rescue months earlier.   “When I saw Cody walk toward us, I knew I was looking at a miracle,” Irene Beard, sporting a big grin, says about the survivor of an automobile […]

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CASA Volunteer Patricia Hebron

Posted February 2012

Patricia Hebron has been a CASA volunteer since 2011. She is a wife, mother of 2 children and grandmother of 5 children.  Patricia states, “CASA has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Several years ago, I felt guided by God to do his work. I looked at the CASA program for […]

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RRMC Volunteer Honored For Extraordinary Service

Posted February 2012

Rapides Regional Medical Center volunteer Lula Hale was honored at the Louisiana Time Savings Bank Volunteer Program Awards Banquet for completing 2,023 hours of volunteer service in 2011.  Hale, who has served as a member of the Rapides Auxiliary since May 1988, has completed approximately 44,000 volunteer hours during her time at RRMC.  With this […]

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Apps and Passwords

Posted February 2012

In the January, 2012 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, there was a list of “money” apps that you might find interesting. Mint was one of the first web sites to track your account balances and expenditures automatically. With information downloaded from bank, credit card, loan and investment accounts, a personal financial dashboard is created.  […]

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Are All Charity Donations Tax Deductible?

Posted February 2012

Each year, we receive questions about charitable giving.  Charitable deductions are a complex area of federal tax law, and what follows are the general rules for 2011.  State  laws vary and are not part of this discussion. First answer these questions: • Who – So called 501(c)(3) organizations are most common such as United Way, […]

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